Mold is one of leather's number one enemies, but it's not difficult to fix. To make your vintage leather mold free, simply follow the few steps listed below.
Note: This method is not applicable for suede or nubuck. Contact leather cleaning professional for these types of leather.
Time Required: Varies
- Dry out leather item in warm room until completely dry.
- Remove surface mold with damp cloth (mold will wipe off if the leather has been dried out completely).
- Allow leather to dry completly for a second time.
- Clean dried leather thoroughly with leather cleaner or a VERY mild soap like baby shampoo.
- Keep leather clean, conditioned, and properly stored to prevent mold from returning.
- Clean entire leather item to ensure an even color and texture result.
- When using anything other than a specialized leather clener, do a spot test and allow it to dry prior to cleaning the entire item.
- Always follow manufacturer's instructions when using a cleaner specifically for leather.
- Never use detergent to clean leather.
- If home methods do not work, contact a professional leather cleaner in your area.
What You Need
- A soft cloth
- A warm, dry environment
- Leather cleaner or mild soap